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14 11, 2017

Car Troubles – The Climb #296

2017-11-14T23:53:53+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Monday 13th November 2017 So just what I didn’t need… the car has started playing up. I went to training tonight and getting into the car afterwards I noticed that the engine management light was on and the car was juddering when accelerating.    Seeing as I only just got the car serviced it was unlikely [...]

13 11, 2017

Time For Friends – The Climb #295

2017-11-13T16:46:03+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Sunday 12th November 2017 Today has been a day for friends.  Given how hectic the last few months have been it’s been pretty good to unwind. Sparring was in Reading today and whilst not so much of a journey, it still ate up a large part of my day.  After a decent breakfast, I loaded [...]

12 11, 2017

Sword Diplomacy – The Climb #294

2017-11-12T17:43:54+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Games, Swordfighting, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Saturday 11th November 2017 After moaning that I’m feeling a bit burned out you’d think that I’d take a weekend off the swordfighting.  That was the original plan and I’d arranged to hang out with a non-swordfighting friend today and just have a bit of a mini adventure.  But that fell through and then this [...]

11 11, 2017

Exhausted & Lethargic – The Climb #293

2017-11-11T23:33:16+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Friday 10th November 2017 This has seemed like a long week.  I still feel exhausted after Swordfish. Whilst I’ve been getting the normal amount of sleep I’m not feeling refreshed when I wake up.  I have a tiredness that goes beyond pure sleep and I’ve been feeling drained all week.   Infact it goes back all [...]

10 11, 2017

Back To Editing – The Climb #292

2017-11-10T13:03:07+00:00 November 10th, 2017|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Thursday 9th November 2017 So while I’ve been busy focusing on my swordfighting I’ve been thinking about book 2. I actually did some editing of the book today which I’m quite pleased about.  It was only a chapter, which isn’t a huge amount.  But I’m always slow to start after a break, and I thought [...]

9 11, 2017

Lessons In Patience – The Climb #291

2017-11-09T19:10:45+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Wednesday 8th November 2017 There’s a reason I try to progress the swordfighting and writing in parallel. Back in the summer of 2016 I was incredibly frustrated with my swordfighting.  I’d put in a solid 6 months of hard effort to try and become decent.  I was doing OK and improving but I was far [...]

8 11, 2017

The Focus For The Rest Of The Year – The Climb #290

2017-11-08T10:58:31+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Tuesday 7th November 2017 I ache. I cannot tell you how tired my body feels.  I woke up this morning feeling as tired as I did when I went to bed. Someone pointed out to me that it’s probably adrenaline.  I’ve been hyped up for competition and now it’s over I've just slumped.  I feel [...]

7 11, 2017

Catching Up – The Climb #289

2017-11-08T09:55:42+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Monday 6th November 2017 I really could have done with a massive lay in.  I’m still feeling exhausted after Sweden and a day in bed might have been what I really needed. But I had an appointment at the hospital at 8:20am which meant leaving the house ridiculously early on a crisp and frosty morning.  [...]

6 11, 2017

Returning Home With New Plans – The Climb #288

2017-11-08T00:12:11+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel|0 Comments

Sunday 5th November 2017 Today was the last day in Sweden as we return home to the UK. It’s been an amazing trip and I’ve come away really proud of myself and my accomplishments. Of course, the attention now turns to the year ahead and the work I need to do.  I’ve pretty much decided [...]

5 11, 2017

Treating Myself To A New Sword – The Climb #287

2017-11-07T01:15:28+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel|0 Comments

Saturday 4th November 2017 Today I rewarded myself for all my hard work with a new sword. I’m still in a bit of shock over my result yesterday.  I keep thinking back to what my fencing was like just a year ago and marvelling at the progress.  I keep thinking about it and finding myself [...]